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Meat inspection

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  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The purpose of meat inspections is to ensure that the meat and meat-containing items produced for consumption are safe and impeccable in terms of food hygiene.

The meat of domestic and game animals that is intended for public consumption must be inspected. A meat inspection includes a review of the so-called food supply chain data sent to the slaughterhouse in advance about the slaughter animal, ...

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Meat inspections are carried out by veterinary inspectors and meat inspectors. When a slaughterhouse or a small-scale slaughterhouse is approved by the meat inspection unit of the Finnish Food Authority, the Finnish Food Authority will assign the necessary meat inspection personnel to the slaughterhouse/small-scale slaughterhouse. In the case of reindeer slaughterhouses, the Regional State Administrative Agency is responsible for the approvals and the organisation of meat inspections.

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Text edited by: Finnish Food Authority
Updated: 30/11/2023